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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A Happy New Year to all my fellow 'Sparkers'!

I wish you a 2014 full of love, happiness, fulfillment and I wish you find yourselves in constant showers of blessings.

Do you know when you're feeling out of sorts, not quite sad, not quite angry but just not feeling 'right'?!! That's how I was feeling until a few minutes ago. Then I decided to sign-in to Sparkpeople to update my goals and find some motivation.

The first thing I read as soon as signed in:

"You are enough."

Wow. Talk about a sign.

I realized that everything in life is not 'do or die'. There ARE things that must be done in order to live, no doubt about it...but I don't have to do them all at once. I can teach myself to love myself again one step at a time.

I don't want to 'live' anymore. Life is not just for me to exist on this Earth. I want to LIVE.

Everyday is a blessing and I don't want to waste a second more.

2014 could be started and filled with resolutions....this is the one for me:

I will find the good in every day.

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GOANNA2 1/2/2014 5:47AM

    Well said Ameena. So happy to see you back.
I hope that LIVING is enough . Bless you. emoticon
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JAYDEE1211 1/2/2014 2:38AM

    I loved reading your blog. We are all enough and let's embrace that idea! emoticon

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FLAMENM 1/1/2014 10:48PM

    You have always been and will always be more than enough.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 1/1/2014 10:16PM

    So glad you blogged!! I've been wondering where you've been!!

Yes: you ARE enough. Let's reach some goals, even though we both know you are just fantastic 'as is'!

Hey, don't fade away again, ok?!?


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It's okay to be OK

Thursday, September 05, 2013

A lot to think about this week. All I know is that it's okay to be OK.

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JAYDEE1211 9/20/2013 6:16PM

    Good for you. Sometimes we feel we have to be great and struggle to get there. It is okay to be okay. emoticon

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FITFRIT 9/11/2013 12:18PM

    Take care of you, you want to be better than just okay, but it takes time.

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GOANNA2 9/7/2013 2:50AM

    You are OK. Good for you Ameena.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I'm trying to get in a little bit of exercise everyday. I'm sore but I'm happy. A goal for the future is to become a certified Zumba instructor.

My eating habit stink but I'll get there (one of these days). So far I'm trying to get my eight glasses of water a day.

Staying motivated so far hasn't been too bad. I listen to Sparkpeople Radio on the way into work everyday. After I'm done listening, I then read one or two Sparkpeople articles. It's a positive way to start the day.

I had a meeting today at work that I'm very proud about. I was the one who asked for the meeting...surprised I got if I really really want something I CAN get it! Might as well apply it to my weight loss goals as well :)

Hope is the word for today!!!

Thank you all my SP friends! You guys are amazing!

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GOANNA2 8/29/2013 6:55AM

    That's a greaat way to start the day. You can do anything
as long as you believe you can. emoticon

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FITFRIT 8/29/2013 1:07AM

    Awesome steps in the right direction!

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TROOPER1961 8/28/2013 11:32PM

    emoticon WTG Ameena!!! Keep it up!!

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So much to think much to look forward to!!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

I should explain yesterday's blog post lol. It was the worst day at work EVER. Think of anything and everything that could go wrong...and it did. I am amazed we didn't get angry at one another! THAT'S when you know you work with solid people.

A few things happened today that triggered a lot of thinking for me:
-sorted through three boxes of 'skinny' clothes that I had packed away for more than two years
-listened to an amazing segment on the radio about technology and our drive to stay current and updated
-stood firm about not wanting to commit to something I really didn't want to do

As I sorted through my skinny clothes, most of which had fit within the last five years, two thoughts came to mind.
-I really need to find an outlet in place of shopping when I'm upset
-I used to have great taste in clothes

As I gave up more and more on weight loss and started gaining even more weight it looks like my taste in clothing has taken a serious nose dive.
I never used to settle for crap plus-size wear. I think some companies and designers should be taken to task for some of the far over priced #@$*&^ that's on the market. I digress....

I want to be happy with the way I look NOW. If I can't accept myself NOW, I never will. Skinny me became fat me because of how poorly I felt about myself. There's more than the excess weight on my frame that I must deal and come to terms with. Putting weight loss on the back burner won't work though. In order for me to heal my soul I have to heal my body as well. It has to be a work in progress in TANDEM. One can't exist without the other.

So when I look in the mirror will I be completely happy with what I see? No. But from now on when I do step away from the mirror I'm going to damn well make sure I'm pleased as best as I can be. I made the effort before and I can do it again. It doesn't matter what dress size I wear. No more GARBAGE BAGS to wear, have to find some style I can be at peace with for now.

This is the one time I feel at peace shopping for me. Doesn't usually happen :) I know why now...this is for ME, I know WHY I'm shopping....and it's not because I'm sad, angry or frustrated. It's because I know I deserve better. Even it's a decent looking blouse...

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GOANNA2 8/29/2013 7:01AM

    Great blog Ameena. I need to take your advice
and get rid of all those skinny clothes too. I hate
shopping and I feel it's because I don't feel good
about myself . I agree that this all has to change.
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FITFRIT 8/26/2013 10:31AM

    I can related. I've kept the most amazing pair of jeans for years because they are really awesome and I want to wear them again....some day!

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NA2013 8/26/2013 8:48AM

    I wish that plus sized clothes looked like the "skinny" clothes & were the *SAME* price. I am sick n' tired of having to pay *more* (because they use more fabric) and having the item look like total crap. :(

I totally agree with you ... you need to be happy with what you look like NOW so you can change the parts that you are not happy with! Believe me.. it is difficult to do that... but, you (and I) *know* that it needs to be done ... so we can be successful in this weight loss journey. ;)


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ZRIE014 8/26/2013 12:25AM

  thanks. have a good week.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sometimes silence is the best thing ever.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 8/25/2013 1:03AM

    Boy howdy! Ain't that the truth.

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